Gawker CEO Ominously Hinted at Hogan Racist Rant Before Video Was Leaked
So on July 10th, Nick Denton, the owner of Gawker media, suggested there was a “third act” to the Hogan story.
There will be a third act which we believe will center on the real story: the additional recordings held by the FBI, the information in them that is Hulk Hogan’s real secret, and irregularities in the recordings which indicate some sort of cover-up. In the way of so many news stories, the deeper you go, the more interesting it gets.
On July 13th, Hogan filed an emergency motion to reiterate that the contents, including the transcripts, were confidential. (Edit: The Judge had already made those contents confidential, this was just Hogan’s lawyers reminding Gawker that they were.)
On July 24th, someone leaked a transcript where Hogan allegedly makes some racist remarks before or after sex. One of the only groups to have access to this video and transcript were the people at Gawker, particularly CEO Nick Denton as well as Gawker exec A.J. Daulerio.
On July 29th, Hulk Hogan asked for summary judgment due to Gawker blatantly ignoring the judge — again — and for them intentionally trying to harm his career before going to trial.
The documents reportedly say that the portion of the tape in question that includes the racial slur — which is part of the larger leaked tape that first got Gawker into hot water — was deemed “confidential” by the judge. This meant that neither parties were allowed to make it public. It goes further to allege that Gawker intentionally leaked these “confidential” documents to other outlets to hurt Hogan’s public persona leading up to the Gawker/Hogan trial.
Gawker is already in deep trouble. If it was found that they intentionally defied a court order — AGAIN — in order to intentionally ruin Hogan’s reputation and start some sort of Social Justice Mob against him, then it’s very likely the Judge will grant Hogan summary judgment, ending Gawker immediately.